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Section 9 -The Indian Contract Act, 1872

The Indian Contract Act, 1872


9. Promise, express and implied 



In so far as the proposal or acceptance of any promise is made in words, the promise is said to be express. In so far as such proposal or acceptance is made otherwise than in words, the promise is said to be implied.




Implied terms


A contract can be implied and it is very clear from section 9 of the Contract Act, but it is a fundamental principle of law that the court should not make a contract for the parties. A contract implied in fact requires meeting of minds. The court should refuse to read an implied term into a contract which is silent on the point or did not clearly indicate the nature of the term. However, when the stipulations are clear and in contemplation of the parties or which necessarily arise out of the contract between the parties, they will be implied; State of Maharashtra v. Saifuddin Mujjaffarali Saifi, AIR 1994 Bom 48.



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